Doctoral project funding opportunities

Find out about project funding opportunities available in New Zealand and overseas.

Massey

Sciences | Developing novel dietary ingredients or palatants for the pet food industry

School of Agriculture and Institute of Fundamental Sciences | PhD scholarship

New Zealand has a world-wide reputation for producing high-quality hides and skins suited for manufacture of premium leather, with the hide and skin industry in New Zealand creating $400 million per annum in export income and providing a significant proportion of the total income from sheep, cattle and deer. To increase the value of this “fifth quarter” of the animal even further, we are developing alternative ways of using the part of the material unsuitable for leather-making – estimated to be 6,500 tonnes which currently goes to waste.

A large proportion of this material is high-quality animal protein which could provide an alternative source of material to fill the growing gap in supply for pet food; either as a manufactured ready-to-eat product or as a food ingredient for inclusion in foods formulated offshore. Pet food has been identified as one of the six best emerging growth opportunity sectors of the New Zealand food and beverage industry, with the value of exported pet food tripling since 2000.

The project

This project will develop methods to prepare and test pet food ingredients derived from these skin byproducts, specifically palatants which are routinely added to dry extruded commercial pet foods to make them more attractive to the animal. This includes "toppers", a range of dry or wet products added to the pet's meal by the owner at feeding time to enhance palatability and/or provide health benefits.

The project is a collaboration between the New Zealand Leather and Shoe Research Association (LASRA) and Massey University’s School of Agriculture and Institute of Fundamental Sciences, and the products developed will be assessed by in vivo real-time studies at the Massey University Centre for Feline Nutrition.

The student will isolate, characterise and assess the palatability of products derived from the byproducts of the leather industry. The PhD will involve the following stages:

  • Review the literature on the nutrient requirements of the domestic cat and the use of palatability enhancers in the pet food industry.
  • Develop and refine skin hydrolysis methodology and quantify the resulting peptides and amino acids using high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and mass spectrophotometry.
  • Assess the palatability of combinations of peptides and amino acids using cat palatability panels at the Centre for Feline Nutrition.
  • Develop predictive multivariate regression models using mid-infrared spectra of the palatant mixtures to allow rapid quantification of palatability of amino acid/peptide blends.

Candidate profile

Suitable candidates will need to have a Chemistry/Biochemistry background with experience with HPLC and mass spectrophotometry preferred and need to meet Massey University entry requirements for enrolling in a PhD.

Funding

The successful candidate will receive NZ$25,000 (tax free) per year for three (3) years. Tuition fees are not included in the scholarship.

Application process

Apply by submitting a letter of interest detailing your previous research interests and experience, include your curriculum vitae, academic transcripts, and the names and contact details of at least two academic references to D.M.Hill@massey.ac.nz

Applications close 31 March 2018

Sciences | Fluid dynamics at the interfaces

College of Sciences | PhD scholarship

We are seeking a person with a passion for fluids mechanics to undertake experimental research of multiphase flows. This project will be funded by a MARSDEN Fund, based in Massey University (Auckland) and University of Auckland, with the experience/work with world-leading scientists from University of Birmingham or Imperial College London (Chemical Engineers).

Project details

The experimental work will involve application of optical diagnostics (high-speed camera) to image fluid deformation, droplet rupture, coalescence and interface topology in liquid-liquid and gas-liquid systems to obtain flow features where interfacial flows, diffusion, convection, surfactant adsorption/desorption and polymerisation reaction are all involved. Surfactants and polymers are frequently used to modify the chemistry of liquid surfaces that enables control the structure, stability and flow multiphase systems. An additional focus is the creation of novel duplex droplet structures which can be exploited by industry.

The fundamental transport phenomena investigated in this project cover the core the immiscible interfaces of the gas/liquid, liquid/liquid central to oil industry, but also the poorly understood miscible liquid/liquid interfaces. Project also involves close cooperation with numerical simulation person.

Requirements

The successful candidate will have an honours or master’s degree in a relevant discipline with a GPA >= 7.5.

Relevant disciplines include Chemical Engineering and Physics with a component on Fluid mechanics.

Candidates are expected to check they meet Massey University PhD admission requirements.

Supervisors

  • Dr Emilia Nowak, Chemical Engineer | Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology (MIFST)
  • Dr Geoff Willmott, Physicist | Dynamic Microfluidics Laboratory, University of Auckland
  • Dr Catherine Whitby, Physical Chemist | Institute of Fundamental Sciences, Massey University

Funding

The successful candidate will receive NZ$25,000 (tax free) per yer for three years, including tuition fees.

Location

Auckland, New Zealand

Massey University's College of Sciences' world-leading scientists are internationally-acclaimed and ranked. You will gain expert guidance from our internationally-recognised researchers. Consistent processes across the university help build a culture of empowerment and ownership. The Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology (MIFST), brings together the activities of the School of Food and Nutrition, FoodPilot and Riddet Innovation.

The University of Auckland has grown to become New Zealand's flagship, research-led university, known for the excellence of its teaching, research, and service to local, national and international communities.

Applying

Apply by submitting a written letter of interest which includes your previous research interests and experience as well as your CV, academic transcript and contact details of three academic referees to Dr Emilia Nowak.

Applications due 1 April 2018

Further information can be obtained from:

Dr Emilia Nowak | Email: e.nowak@massey.ac.nz

Moving the boundaries - interfacial dynamics simulation

Massey Institute of Food Science and Technology (MIFST) | PhD scholarship

There are numerous practical applications involving multiphase systems that are challenging to model with current computational capabilities. Moving boundaries, or free surface flows, often play a key role in such systems: that is, the simulation of interfaces between phases which requires the tracking of a curve or surface on the computational grid. The simulation of evolving topologically complex interfaces and accurately representing surface tension is very challenging. The latter requires estimation of the normal forces at the interface and the curvature and this challenges the existing Volume-of-Fluid or Level-Set methodologies for moving boundary problems.

This project aims to develop methodologies for the accurate representation of interface-tracking in multiphase systems. Development will be integrated with existing state of the art fluid modelling software (likely Code BLUE but others will be considered). An important goal will be to reconstruct experimental observations of the topological changes that occur at the point of contact in two and three-phase systems. Both immiscible and miscible phase systems will be considered.

Requirements

The successful candidate will have an honours or master’s degree in a relevant discipline with a GPA >= 7.5.

Relevant disciplines include Mathematics, Chemical or Computational Engineering, Computing, Chemistry and Physics.

Candidates are expected to check they meet Massey University PhD admission requirements.

Supervisors

Funding

The successful candidate will receive NZ$25,000 per yer for a three year period (starting latest April 2018). Annual tuition fees will also be met under the scholarship.

Location

The successful candidate will spend the first months on intensive training in numerical simulation techniques in the group of Prof. Omar Matar at Imperial College London, United Kingdom. The remaining PhD studies will be completed at Massey University in Auckland, New Zealand under the supervision of Dr Emilia Nowak, Dr Richard Love.

Massey University's College of Sciences' world-leading scientists are internationally-acclaimed and ranked. You will gain expert guidance from our internationally-recognised researchers. Consistent processes across the university help build a culture of empowerment and ownership. The Massey University Institute of Food Science and Technology (MIFST), brings together the activities of the School of Food and Nutrition, FoodPilot and Riddet Innovation.

Applying

Apply by submitting a written letter of interest which includes your previous research interests and experience as well as your CV, academic transcript and contact details of three academic referees to Dr Emilia Nowak.

Applications due 1 April 2018

Further information can be obtained from:

Dr Emilia Nowak | Email: e.nowak@massey.ac.nz

Big Data for Beef and Dairy: understanding the effects of variation in individual animal production on greenhouse gas emissions.

PhD scholarship

This is an exciting opportunity to undertake a PhD as part of a project investigating the effects of variation in individual animal production (Dairy and Beef) on greenhouse gas emissions in New Zealand.

Increasing individual animal productivity can be a very effective strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions per unit of livestock product. The maintenance requirements of animals are dependent principally upon body weight and thus do not change as a function of production. As this daily nutrient requirement is applicable to every animal, the maintenance requirement of the livestock population therefore may be considered as a fixed cost of production. When applied to the livestock industry, decreasing variance in performance and improving productivity of an individual animal (such as greater quantity of milk or meat) produced in a set period of time, the total maintenance cost and greenhouse gas emissions per unit of food produced is reduced.

This project aims to examine the variation in individual production of finishing beef animals and dairy cows and how this variance relates to greenhouse gas emissions per unit of food produced. Understanding the variability in livestock performance (Dairy and Beef) is an important step to being able to identify effective measures that can be used to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. An initial step within the project is to identify variance of animal performance within a herd, at the national and farm level. The project will also investigate a methodology to continuously measure physical performance of individual animals while providing information about feed quality intake.

The project will utilise advanced data analytic techniques and investigate the use of machine learning and AI on a very rich data set to evaluate the effect of sub-optimal performance and estimate effective management intervention strategies.

The project

The project will be funded by a research grant and will provide a 3-year PhD stipend of $25,000 per annum (tax free), plus university fees and operating costs. The student will be enrolled and based at Massey University, New Zealand.

Candidate profile

Candidates will hold an undergraduate degree in animal science or related field, and a relevant postgraduate qualification with skills and experience in data analytics. Knowledge of livestock management and nutrition is essential, together with big data analytics, fieldwork experience on farm and complying with relevant animal welfare regulations.

Application process

Apply by submitting a letter of interest detailing your previous research interests and experience, include your curriculum vitae, academic transcripts, and the names and contact details of at least two academic references to I.Draganova@massey.ac.nz

Applications close 13 April 2018

Institute of Fundamental Sciences | Molecular cancer biology

Institute of Fundamental Sciences (IFS) | PhD scholarship in molecular cancer biology

A three year PhD scholarship is available in the area of molecular cancer biology. The PhD project will be carried out in the laboratory of Dr Jeong Park, located at Massey University in Palmerston North.

Project description

EP400 is a chromatin remodeling enzyme that has been implicated in DNA double-strand break repair and transcription regulation. Our recent data indicates that the N-terminal domain of EP400 increases the efficacy of chemotherapeutic drugs against cancer cells. Interestingly, we found that EP400 N-terminal-Like (EP400NL) gene resides right next to the EP400 gene locus, suggesting its potential regulatory function in the DNA damage response and transcription.

Overall aims of this project include:

  1. Purify and characterise EP400NL protein complex from a human cancer cell line.
  2. ) Investigate EP400NL function in transcriptional regulation using reporter gene assays and chromatin immunoprecipitation analysis.
  3. Investigate the global transcription effect of EP400NL inhibition either by shRNA expression or CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing.

The project requires proficient analytical and troubleshooting skills regarding DNA, RNA and protein research, mainly using biochemical and molecular biological techniques. Previous experience in mammalian tissue culture, gene expression analysis, and protein purification is highly desirable.

Candidate and scholarship conditions

We are looking for a motivated student with background in biochemistry, cell biology and/or molecular biology with a special interest in chromatin structure and function. Applicants should have a BSc Honours, MSc degree or equivalent with achievement of first class honours (or high second class division 1). The scholarship is a three year funded position with a stipend of $NZ 25,000 per annum plus fees. Non-native English candidates must have an appropriate English language qualification for Massey University admission. To apply for the position, please send the following to j.park@massey.ac.nz with “PhD scholarship” as the subject:

  1. Letter of interest
  2. CV
  3. Academic transcripts
  4. Full contact details of three academic referees

The deadline for the application is 30 April 2018. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the studentship is filled. Starting date is flexible but should be no later than 15 December, 2018.

Dr Jeong Park
Senior Lecturer
Institute of Fundamental Sciences
Massey University

College of Health | 'We the village'

'We the village' - Timebanking as a model for equitable and sustainable postpartum support

A PhD scholarship is available to test a concept in cooperation with Timebank Wellington for reducing the isolation faced by many new parents and promoting positive postpartum mental health. Local exchange trading systems (LETS) are locally initiated, democratically organised, not-for-profit community enterprises holding promise for reducing poverty alongside enhancing social capital. A LETS provides a community information service and records transactions of members exchanging goods and services by using locally created currency. Timebanking is a type of LETS, which uses time as the currency for exchanging skills and knowledge. Members can exchange any range of skills they have and gain time credits. 'We the Village' will be a platform through which family help can be offered and requested using a time bank model with no monetary component.

'We the Village' will work with pregnant couples to gain Timebank credits throughout their pregnancy. Some Timebank credits will be gained through helping other families in the postpartum period, and in turn, they will then be able to receive help in the early days with their newborn. These parents will be part of an on-going support network of parents and other community members, such as older people. Broader aims of this project include: enabling pregnant couples to gain some experience in newborn care before their baby is born through helping other families; enhance infant feeding support, elevate the wellbeing of older people who have time and skills to share and would like to contribute in this way to their community; and foster ongoing community connections.

The recruited student will work with a project manager on implementing and evaluating this project. The concept will be promoted through Wellington Timebank for other individuals, such as the elderly or other parent members, to support families with babies. Ideally, the student will have some experience in practice and possess good interpersonal skills.

Amount awarded

The scholarship includes a stipend of $25,000 per annum for a maximum period of three years (fees not included).

Eligibility

Students must be prepared to be enrolled at Massey University by 1 August 2018.

Students will have a bachelor's degree with appropriate honours or master's degree in a relevant field, such as Public Health, Psychology, Health Promotion. A minimum GPA of 7.5 (above an average of A-) is required. The candidate will also be required to reside in Wellington for the duration of the project.

Selection criteria: academic record; interest and enthusiasm for topic; good written and oral communications skills; experience in running participatory and collaborative projects desirable, but not essential.

Supervisors

Primary supervisor: Dr Mat Walton, School of Health Sciences
Secondary supervisor: Dr Eva Neely, School of Health Sciences

How to apply

Applicants should send a copy of their curriculum vitae, a statement of interest and the names and contact details of referees to:

Eva Neely
Phone: 04 801 5799 ext 63371
Email: e.m.neely@massey.ac.nz

  

Institute of Fundamental Sciences | Chemistry PhD scholarship

Institute of Fundamental Sciences (IFS) | Chemistry PhD scholarship

We seek an enthusiastic and capable student with a love of organic chemistry to begin a Ph.D. scholarship at the Institute of Fundamental Sciences (IFS), Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand.

The research project will involve the design and synthesis of new catalysts for C–H activation chemistry. These will be applied to the synthesis of naturally occurring alkaloids and their analogues. The project will be supervised by Associate Professor Gareth Rowlands.

Chemistry diagram

Traditional organic synthesis involves the tedious manipulation of functional groups in order to prime molecules before coupling them; it is time-consuming, wasteful, and inefficient. C–H activation removes many of these extraneous steps by allowing the direct coupling of two molecules. It is an exciting development in chemistry that could revolutionise organic synthesis. There are many questions that need to be answered before C–H activation can become an everyday tool. One area we are interested in studying is the intermolecular enantioselective C–H activation of biologically important substrates. This project will look at the creation of new ligands and their application to the C–H activation of a range of alkaloid precursors.

Applicants should have or expect to receive a BSc(Hons) or MSc or equivalent in chemistry. The starting date is relatively flexible but the candidate must pass Ph.D. entry requirements and the university scholarship committee by August 2018 and have started the Ph.D. by December 2018

Expressions of interest

Expressions of interest should be directed to Associate Professor Gareth Rowlands:

Engineering

Hemholtz resonance to measurement of degree-of-fill in topdressing aircraft hoppers

Fixed wing aircraft are widely used to apply a variety of granular fertilizers, both in pastoral and cropping agriculture. The fertilizer is contained in a wedge-shaped hopper built into the fuselage of the aircraft; loading is via a hatch at the top and discharge is controlled by a clamshell mechanism at the hopper exit. Knowledge of hopper fill is important in normal operation as in principle it provides real time data on application rate. Hopper fill level is also critical to decision making in situations demanding unplanned or evasive manoeuvres following mechanical failure or human error in navigating risky terrain.

The resonant frequency of a hard body cavity obeys is a simple function of the cavity volume. An object placed in the cavity, in this case the particulate fertilizer, changes the volume and hence the resonant frequency. Thus, in principle, measurement of the resonant frequency is a potential route to determination of fill level. There are however several technical challenges arising from the particulate nature of the fill material, and the working environment, a propeller-driven aircraft.

The successful candidate will likely have a background in physics or engineering and will provide evidence of well-developed mathematical skills and practical ability.

DURATION

The project will be carried out with an industrial partner (Ravensdown) and a stipend is offered for a duration of 3 years.

APPLYING

Applicants should provide their CV and a concise statement (maximum of 500 words on one A4 page, submitted both as a Microsoft Word document and PDF) stating why they should be the successful candidate for this opportunity to:

Professor Clive Davies C.Davies@massey.ac.nz
School of Engineering and Advanced Technology

Dr Miles Grafton M.Grafton@massey.ac.nz
Soil and Earth Sciences | School of Agriculture and Environment

Engineering

School of Engineering and Advanced Technology

The School of Engineering and Advanced Technology (SEAT) has four Massey doctoral scholarships to award each year. These are very competitive scholarships that are worth $25,000 a year for three years, to cover fees and living expenses. 

Given the very small number of scholarships SEAT will place emphasis on three criteria: 

  • the academic merit of the student; the University rules require a GPA of at least 7.5 out of 9 (A-) based on their last two years of study, together with research experience
  • the development of staff research experience, including having early career staff as co-supervisors
  • the fit of the proposed research with the strategic directions of Massey and SEAT (and therefore this is a good thing to comment on in the relevant sections of the form)

Please ensure that these criteria are addressed in the application.

How to apply

Applications need to be made in collaboration between supervisors and student. Initial applications should be on the Massey University form.  

Please send the form to Karen Pickering

The deadline for applications each year is November.

Veterinary Pathology

Masterate Scholarship in Veterinary Pathology

The purpose of this School of Veterinary Science Masterate Scholarship is to encourage veterinary graduates who plan a career in veterinary diagnostic pathology to undertake university postgraduate study in this field. The Scholar will be expected to develop expertise in the diagnosis of animal diseases in preparation for seeking specialist qualifications in pathology, and to gain experience in tertiary education by providing laboratory and lecture instruction in veterinary diagnostic pathology.  

Amount awarded

The value of the scholarship will be $30,000 per annum (tax free) for two years. In addition to the emolument, the scholarship shall cover tuition fees for an MVSc or MVS. The scholarship shall be tenable at Massey University, Palmerston North.

Eligibility

The scholarship is open to students who hold a BVSc degree able to be registered in New Zealand and who qualify to register as a candidate for the degree of Master of Veterinary Studies (MVS). The scholar will be expected to participate in the routine necropsy service provided by IVABS Pathobiology Section, which includes a range of domestic and wildlife animal species. In addition, the scholar will be required to conduct a research project under the supervision of an IVABS pathologist. The academic programme will be directed towards preparing for American College of Veterinary Pathologists Board Certification. Candidates must be New Zealand or Australian citizens or permanent residents of New Zealand or Australia.

How to apply

Every person who wants to be considered for the School of Veterinary Science Scholarship should apply on the application form provided by the School (obtained from W.L.Graham@massey.ac.nz) or Massey Contact, email: Contact@massey.ac.nz.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to John Munday (j.munday@massey.ac.nz) phone: 06 356 9099 ext 85172

New Zealand

Biomedical - tackling cancer, diabetes and infectious diseases

Biomedical - Tackling cancer, diabetes and infectious diseases

Research opportunities with the Maurice Wilkins Centre (MWC), Centre of Research Excellence

Bringing together world leading biomedical researchers from around New Zealand to tackle cancer, diabetes and infectious diseases.

One of our major roles is to train the country's next generation of leaders in biomedical research. The projects involve highly innovative biomedical research and are based at one of the following institutions:

  • Otago University
  • Massey University
  • The University of Auckland
  • The University of Waikato
  • University of Canterbury
  • Victoria University

Uniquely with these scholarships, you will also be eligible to spend time in other leading laboratories and training centres outside your home base, including overseas, and to access advanced equipment and facilities that can accelerate your research, wherever in NZ those facilities are based. Becoming part of the MWC brings the opportunity to interact with world-leading scientists right across the country, as well as their international collaborators.

How to apply

Before you contact MWC to express your interest, follow the steps below.

  1. Have a look at the available projects listed on the MWC website.
  2. Download the expression of interest form 
  3. Complete the form and send as a PDF file, along with your current CV, academic transcript and names of any referees, if requested.
  4. Email your expression of interest to maurice-wilkins-centre@auckland.ac.nz or to the project lead supervisor.

Eligibility criteria

You must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident and have either an exceptional academic track record or have a proven track record of research productivity. If you have any doubts about your eligibility, you can phone MWC on 09 923 5533.

Minimising Gambling Harm

Minimising gambling harm

The Health Research Council (HRC) is administering the Preventing and Minimising Gambling Harm Career Development Awards, which are funded by the Ministry of Health.

Applicants are invited to apply for master's, PhD and postdoctoral awards to support the career development of emerging health researchers seeking to prevent and minimise gambling-related harm for Māori and Pacific populations in New Zealand.

Applicants will apply using the standard HRC Māori or Pacific career development forms, which will be available on the HRC's website.

Master's
Award components: Stipend of $10,000; course fees up to $10,000;
Working expenses of $1,600
Term of award: 1 year
Number of awards available: 1

Postdoctoral
Award components: Stipend and working expenses up to a total of $410,000
Term of award: 4 years
Number of awards available: 1

Overseas

Australia - Marine Biotechnology

Marine Biotechnology

Deakin University - Geelong, Victoria, Australia

Jointly funded by Deakin University and Plant and Food Research, Nelson, NZ.

Supervisors: Professor Colin Barrow, Chair in Biotechnology, Deakin University and Dr. Sue Marshall, Plant and Food Research.

At least one PhD scholarship is to be awarded to carry out a joint project with Deakin University in Geelong, Australia and Plant and Food Research, New Zealand. The scholarship of A$25,000 per annum will be awarded to a student graduating with a first-class honours degree in chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, or a related field. Applicants should be Australian citizens or permanent residents, or New Zealand citizens.

The project involves the discovery and development of new lipases for enzymatic concentration of omega-3 fatty acids from fish and microbial oils. These lipases will have application in functional foods and pharmaceuticals. Specifically, the project will have three parts. Firstly, the student will mine published and proprietary genomic databases to identify potentially useful lipases that will then be cloned and tested. Secondly, the student will isolate and test new lipases from fish and microbes. Thirdly, the student will take part in the development of novel immobilization technologies that will enable the new lipases to be used in a commercial setting.

The successful applicant will be expected to spend most of their time at Deakin University in Geelong, Australia, but may spend up to one year in Nelson, New Zealand. Applicants are encouraged to apply for Australian Postgraduate Awards (APAs) and Deakin University Postgraduate Research Scholarships (DUPRS).

APPLYING

Interested candidates please forward your CV and expression of interest to Professor Colin Barrow or Dr Susan Marshall

France - Eiffel Doctoral Scholarships for New Zealand students

Eiffel Doctoral Scholarships for New Zealand students - France

These scholarships are offered by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs to international students for doctoral studies in France. Since 2006, one of these scholarships per year has been offered to a New Zealand student. 

For further details visit: www.egide.asso.fr

France - Hexagon travel grants for New Zealand students

Hexagone travel grants for New Zealand students

Every year the French Embassy in Wellington allocates a few Hexagone travel grants to New Zealand students. The travel grant is for students who want to pursue their studies in France at honours or master's level. The travel grant consists of 2000 euros (approx NZ$3,800) per student.

Preference is given to Political Science, Law, Economics, Business and Management, Science or Engineering students.

Hexagone principal scholarship

Each year, one applicant will be awarded the Hexagone principal scholarship worth 12,000 euros, for studies in France at master's level.

A number of courses are taught in English. For a list of available courses, visit the Study in France page on the Campus France website.

How to apply for a travel grant

You must enrol at a French University or Grande Ecole for at least six months. Travel grants are offered in combination with a social security scholarship for the duration of the studies in France.

For further information, email culture.france@atrix.gen.nz

Related websites

Germany - Environmental Governance & Forest Ecology & Management

Environmental Governance and Forest Ecology and Management - Germany

Environmental Governance (MEG) and Forest Ecology and Management (FEM) International MSC Programmes at Freiburg University, Germany.

The MSc course 'Environmental Governance' focuses on socio-economic issues, whereas 'Forest Ecology and Management' concentrates on ecological aspects. Both courses are taught entirely in English and have a duration of two years.

For further information visit: www.meg.uni-frieburg.de and www.fem.uni-freiburg.de

Saudi Arabia - Undergraduate Scholarships for New Zealanders

Undergraduate scholarships for New Zealand students - Saudi Arabia

A limited number of scholarships are available for New Zealand students wanting to study in Saudi Arabia.

Two types of scholarships are available:

  • Muslim and Non-Muslim Students 1-2 Scholarships per year at King Saud Maile University
  • Muslim Students 2-3 Scholarships per year at Islamic Male University of Medina.

Criteria

Students must be:

  • between 18 to-25 years old and hold a valid NZ passport
  • required to undertake Arabic Language studies for two years.

After completion of language training, the scholarship holder may study undergraduate programmes at any Faculty (except medicine or engineering).

The Scholarship provides:

  • free tuition
  • free text books in Arabic language
  • single person accommodation
  • monthly stipend of NZ$400 per month
  • subsidised meals from University cafeteria
  • medical expenses
  • annual return air ticket.

Further information

You can contact:

Tony Davies
NZ Education Attache to the GCC, NZ Embassy, Diplomatic Quarter, Riyadh
Email: tony.davies@mfat.govt.nz

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